President Zelenskyy of Ukraine has launched a crackdown on corruption in the country, in response to two major corruption scandals that emerged recently.
This move comes amid a war with Russia, and is viewed as a step towards demonstrating Ukraine's willingness to break from its past.
Despite rumours of his removal, Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov has denied that he is under threat.
President Zelenskyy of Ukraine has launched a major anti-corruption crackdown in response to two recent government procurement corruption scandals.
Rather than sweeping the scandals under the carpet, Zelenskyy is seeking to demonstrate that Ukraine is committed to breaking from the past by rooting out corruption.
The move is seen as crucial because it comes in the midst of a war with Russia.
The president is said to be motivated to act by the anger of people who saw that corrupt schemes still existed despite the ongoing conflict.
While rumors have been swirling that Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov may be removed, he has denied that he is under threat.
Tetiana Shevchuk of the Anti-Corruption Action Center praised the president's actions, saying that people needed to see a "line in the sand" to make them feel that officials were not conducting "business as usual".